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Samantha burke photography

lifestyle photographer for the 

adventurous and romantic

minnesota + wisconsin + worldwide

traveling lifestyle photographer

hey, i'm sam!

Most of the time, you can find me with a good cup of coffee in hand, listening to the Jonas Brothers, or watching Hallmark movies. If there’s a Chinese food within a few miles, you know I’m going to be ordering one of my favorite dishes – Chicken Fried Rice with Cream Cheese Wontons! I basically just love food…

I’m a wife to my incredible, supportive husband, Garrett. We have a 7-year-old husky, Aleu, along with 2 kitties, Leilani and Katniss. I absolutely ADORE all the animals, and will give them all the snuggles. I’m a huge dreamer, and believe with all my heart that no dream is too big. If you put your mind to it, you can do it!

My photography business isn’t just a “business”. It’s about helping others capture their dreams, and make them come true because I believe in your dreams too.

I am addicted to Target.

I know, I know, how cliche. But for real - I love Target! They have everything from cute sweaters, to Christmas decor, to incredible books! I could live in Target! 

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Pinterest. Enough said.

I am totally addicted to Pinterest - but I mean everyone is right?! I love looking at house renovations, recipes, and all the things. 

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I live and breathe coffee!

I basically live off of coffee. I drink it all-day, everyday! Just add a little peppermint mocha creamer and whipped cream, then I am good to go! 

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HGTV and Hallmark are the superior TV channels.

I am dead serious on this one. If I am watching TV, it's either HGTV or Hallmark.. or I'm just watching Brooklyn-99! 

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More. Christmas.

If I had it my way, I would love to have Christmas for more than just a month. I love all the decorations, the smell of Christmas trees, seasonal treats (hellooo peppermint mocha creamer!), and all the things!

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fun facts about me!

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

A SERIOUS CASE OF WANDERLUST

My Travel Bucketlist

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Hawaii (Maui, Oahu, Big Island,Kauai)

I have always dreamed of visiting or even living in Hawaii. I love how lush and beautiful it looks!

HAWAII

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iRELAND (dUBLIN, cORK, BELFAST, LONDONDERRY)

Being an Irish girl, I have always wanted to visit Ireland. The rolling hills, the accents, and basically everything makes me want to visit!

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SWITZERLAND (Lake Maggiore, Lucerne, Brienz)

Okay, everyone wants to visit Switzerland, right?! I mean the mountains, the food, and really everything sounds incredible! 

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Greece (Athens, santorini, Rhodes)

Greece looks like a hidden gem, and I am DYING to visit! Everything from the beaches, to the history, is so appealing.

IRELAND

GREECE

THE HEART BEHIND THE PHOTOS

it all began with a click.

My love for photography began at a young age. By the time I was 7, I was sneaking the small Olympus pocket camera to school that my parents had sitting on their computer desk. 

I would sneak that pocket camera off on school field trips, out into the backyard, and to the parks. I would take photos of anything from food, to flowers, to my dog's paws. I was so thrilled to take photos of anything, and so proud to show everyone I knew. 

Fast-forward to now, and I am in love with photographs more than ever. I love being able to capture precious memories that will be passed down as heirlooms for families, and seeing my clients' eyes light up when they see their images? Priceless.


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